Reading Time: 2 minutes

Nick Marvin, from Marvin HR, joined Mike to discuss how businesses should balance effort and results.

As individuals we will always be limited by our biggest weaknesses, but in teams we can perform to our greatest strength. In environments with a high level of trust and vulnerability, each person can feel safe enough to pursue their strengths, knowing that their teammates will make their weaknesses irrelevant. An important corollary of this strengths-based theory is performance, as the entire premise relies on each individual acknowledging, pursuing and performing to their unique strengths.

It is only when every person on the team executes and delivers to their specific capabilities that everyone else can perform to theirs. Individuals are responsible for efforts; whilst the team is responsible for results. This Efforts-Results model is simple yet effective whether it is on the field, in the factory or in any other team environment.

For example, it is easier to ask a basketball player to aspire to get 10 rebounds a game, thereby exploiting their strengths in that regard. These are called ‘Effort Goals’ which should be realistic and achievable, and they can be shared with the rest of the team so everyone knows what is expected. It allows for commitment and accountability. When every person on the team plays to their strengths and achieves their effort goals, the team can achieve its results.

What is your greatest strength? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials> Listen to the full chat below!

Skip to toolbar